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Old 01-19-2019, 05:14 PM
lingyi is offline
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Focused on the Blues, The Land Where the Blues Began, by Alan Lomax, John Bishop and Worth Long, is an outstanding documentary about how the Delta Blues evolved from African rhythms and traditions. As much as I appreciate the well-known bluesmen like Robert Johnson, Elmore James and Howling Wolf, IMO, these are the real bluesmen with stories to tell.

A bit of triva. In his book filming and editing this documentary, Lomax said that when Joe Savage is singing about his time at the county jail (44m:54s), he cut to Savage's hands because his facial expressions were too painful to watch. He soon realized that Savage wringing his hands was an even more powerful image that the keep in the film.

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